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Kemp, Parnell talk Tustumena
The Tustumena is still on course for an Oct. 1 return, and the state of Alaska is pledging its support for the elderly ship’s replacement. Gov. Sean Parnell and Department of Transportation commissioner updated Rep. Alan Austerman, Sen. Gary Stevens, city Mayor Pat Branson and borough Mayor Jerome Selby on the status of the 49-year-old Tustumena during a 25-minute teleconference Tuesday. “My concern is making sure...
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Two groups receive grants from National Park Service
Two Native groups in Kodiak have been awarded historic preservation grants from the National Park Service for survey projects. On Aug. 6, the National Park Service announced more than $645,000 in historic preservation grants had been awarded to 17 American Indian tribes, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiian organizations, including two groups in Kodiak. The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak will receive a $40,000 grant and Ko...
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Reports show burgeoning salmon run
Kodiak is packed to the gills with pink salmon. As the pink salmon run reaches its peak, figures released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game show a salmon run that continues on course to beat preseason expectations. Through Sunday, fishermen have harvested 16.7 million salmon, including 13.8 million pinks, in Kodiak waters. On Sunday alone, fishermen reported taking 1.1 million pink salmon, a haul that foll...
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Borough completes review draft of new land use regulations
The Kodiak Island Borough has completed the final review draft of new regulations for land use within the borough. The regulations cover titles 16, 17 and 18 of the Kodiak Island Borough code and will be reviewed during a planning and zoning work session at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 24 in the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center. To see the latest draft of the regulations, visit http://bit.ly/16GvEUR. Contact the Mirror at edito...
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Election signup deadline this week
The deadline for nominations for city or borough elected positions is approaching. All nomination petitions must be submitted to the city and borough clerks by 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The Kodiak Island Borough will see at least one new face on the assembly this year as assemblywoman Louise Stutes has decided not to seek re-election. Incumbent Carol Austerman has filed paperwork seeking re-election for her three-year s...
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Tread marks on shirt lead to arrest
A Kodiak man is accused of running over another man with his red BMW during an argument. Boun Pramoth, 50, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Monday on one count of second-degree assault. Second-degree assault is a class B felony that carries a maximum fine of $100,000 and a jail term of up to 10 years. According to the Kodiak Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Thorsheim Street ...
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KHS construction shuts Egan Way
In an effort to improve safety during the ongoing Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project, a portion of Egan Way next to the construction site will be closed to vehicle traffic starting today. Kodiak Island Borough manager Bud Cassidy and city manager Aimee Kniaziowski independently announced the closure at the borough assembly work session and city council meeting Thursday night. “Staff has been coord...
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Assembly concerned about compost runoff
A plan to build a permanent sewage composting facility at the Kodiak Island Borough landfill encountered tough questions from the borough assembly Thursday night. Assembly members threw tough questions at city public works director Mark Kozak as they tried to solve a question even engineers can’t yet answer: When the composting facility is built, which direction will rainfall runoff go? “We want to know where the ...
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Woman accused of theft from till
A Kodiak woman is accused of stealing more than $1,200 from Walmart while working there as a cashier. Dianna Garcia, 23, was arraigned in Kodiak superior court Aug. 5 on one count of second-degree theft, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $50,000 fine. According to court documents, Walmart’s asset protection manager called the Kodiak Police Department on June 11 to report an employee h...
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Teen injured in ATV crash
The US Coast Guard and Kodiak firefighters rescued a 13-year-old Kodiak boy on Saturday after a major ATV accident in Chiniak. According to Alaska State Troopers, the unnamed 13-year-old was riding a four-wheeler about 11 a.m. Saturday when he flipped the vehicle. An ambulance responded from the Kodiak Fire Department, the nearest emergency service to Chiniak. When medical technicians and troopers arrived, good Sa...
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